Friday, September 18, 2020


A great teacher (sketch) 
black marker on drawing paper
5.5 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

Sometimes when I’m working on something that takes a long time
sketches help me relax. I am so inspired by drawings by Evelyn Oldroyd,
Simon Davis, and a host of other artists. So I did some sketches today. 
Two are okay.

This morning I just started drawing what I saw at my window, and
the coffee cup on my bedside table before I was fully awake.  I
started in blue marker, and switched to black. The landscape sketch
might develop, and I'll show it to you if it does another day.

Coffee cups (sketch)
black and blue marker on
drawing paper
5.5 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

As the evening progressed I decided to draw a wonderful teacher I met
online years ago.  That seemed appropriate as we're all teaching online
now.  It doesn't look anything like him, but I'm glad I tried. 

Have a great weekend, and thank you for your constant inspiration
and support.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Thank you for the mention Barbara! Your drawings are so good!!! I am such a beginner. ❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn! So not true! Your drawings are amazing — lyrical, direct!
I love your work.


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